Le Grand Voyage

"The final scenes, shot amid a throng of Mecca pilgrims,have a near hallucinatory charge."
Dennis Lim, VILLAGE VOICE

Synopsis

A few weeks before his college entrance exams, Réda finds himself obligated to drive his traditionalist Muslim father from their French suburban home to Mecca, on a pilgrimage that is one of the pillars of Islam - the hajj. Within these tight confines, father and son discover that the wide cultural and generational gap between them is a catalyst for confrontation. Yet each time a seemingly irreparable split arises, its resolution brings another level of understanding to their relationship. With several unexpected passengers attaching themselves to the pair along the way, humour intertwines with this heartwarming "road movie with a difference" (June Givanni, Toronto International Film Festival).
Original Languages: French (Bulgarian, Arabic, Italian, Turkish)
Genre: Drama|World Cinema
Running Time: 103 min.
Year: 2004

CREDITS

CAST
Mohamed Majd ()
Nicolas Cazalé (Reda)
DIRECTED BY
Ismaël Ferroukhi

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